First, let me congratulate you on taking the first step towards winning your 2021 fantasy football league. If you are here reading this article, that means you came to Razzball to get some information on how to be better prepared for your season. Now that you have started preparing for your upcoming draft, its time to think about what the next steps are. Other than reading some articles to learn about sleeper players, impact rookies and draft strategies, what else can you do to get an edge on draft day? Let’s take a look at a few things you need to do to make sure you’re ready when you are on the clock. Remember, you cant start driving until you start the car!Please, blog, may I have some more?
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p>What is my most hated exercise of the entire pre-season? You guessed it, rankings. Why you may ask?
- They change ALL the time. I’ve made changes since yesterday. At least by embedding them in here for you, they should update automatically.
- How your draft is going may dictate that you need to go in a different direction than what rankings say.
- Positional tiers are more important to me and they get lost in just a general ranking sheet.
You may be asking, then why do them at all B_Don? Well…
- You, the reader, seem to really enjoy them.
- It holds me accountable in my drafts and for my calls.
- Silly overall ranking contests.
Things you need to know about how I do the rankings:
- I start with positional rankings and then combine them into an overall.
- In the overall, I try to rank based on how I would draft rather than where I think a player ends up at the end of the year. Why? I want you to give you an idea of my draft strategy based on my rankings. RBs early, fade WRs, after the top TEs you should wait, and same with QBs.
- The standard for FantasyPros (the site used for the list below) is 1/2 PPR (please adjust the scoring to 1/2 PPR). FantasyPros adjusts all your ranks for PPR, non-PPR, or Superflex based on some algorithm. If you have specific questions about those formats, you can put them in the comments or find me on Twitter @RazzBDon.
- These are not set in stone. As I already mentioned, they change constantly. If I’m sitting in a draft and I do something other than what my rankings say, I make that change. Depth charts, news, injuries, etc. will all adjust the rankings. Plus, my general attitude for that day.
- I’m willing to change them. If you have a good case for why a player should be raised or lowered, I want to hear it. I can’t promise I will adjust the ranks, but the more information I can gather, the better. Please, blog, may I have some more?
Drafting a rookie receiver is often a crapshoot that can (and usually will) end in disappointment. Unless you end up with a complete outlier like Justin Jefferson, you’re probably going to end up overpaying if there’s any type of hype around them.
This was a mistake I made last year With Henry Ruggs (and not just because I’m a Raiders homer although that didn’t help). Ruggs was drafted 12th overall in 2020 NFL draft before Jerry Jeudy, CeeDee Lamb, Justin Jefferson, Brandon Aiyuk, and every other wide receiver in a stacked class.Please, blog, may I have some more?
Welcome back, madames et monsieurs! As the majority of RazzBowl league drafts have wrapped up for the year, I have returned to regale you with the back half of my draft in League 16, and of course, the wine pairings that go with each of my picks!
That’s right! I hope you didn’t think I’d run through this gimmick in just a single article! Ha! Not likely! No no, I plan on driving this Peugeot right off the cliff ala Thelma and Louise, regardless of whether there’s anyone out there who likes it as much as I do–or indeed at all!
So let’s take a look, shall we? Up now, my picks in RazzBowl League 16, rounds 11-20, and the wine that pairs with each of them.Please, blog, may I have some more?
We’re catching up on a few things today! First, I updated my Pre-Season Rankings, and I’m just going to give you some quick hits about my concerns about playing time right now. To be honest, we’re in the period of coach speak and “motivational moves,” so I’m not going to overhaul the ranks with every tweet we hear about Jalen Hurts. Then, we’ve got the Hall of Fame game summary! Lastly, I’ll go over my RazzBowl draft and give everybody an idea of how I approached a season-long fantasy draft.Please, blog, may I have some more?
Guess who’s back, back again? Rome is back, tell a friend.
You heard it here first, I am back on the active roster for the Razzball Fantasy Football Team. This year’s focus will be targets. Each week I will highlight target share trends to help you dominate lineup decisions and critical waiver claims over the course of the season. Just add this as another tool to your belt, along with all of the other edge-creating tools provided by Razzball.
Today we highlight a few NFL roster changes that impact target opportunities. Keep in mind, not all targets are created equal. Red-zone and end-zone targets are more valuable than a 2-yard target at the 40-yard line. A departing receiver with an aDOT (average depth of target) of 11.2 is leaving behind more valuable targets than a departing WR with a 4.5 aDOT. While a team with a lot of vacated targets provides an opportunity to find value on draft day, a team that made additions to their WR room will dilute opportunities for some of our favorite fantasy receivers from 2020. Let’s dive in and take a look at who’s stock is up after the offseason.Please, blog, may I have some more?
Razzbowl drafts combine all aspects of fantasy football, including a Bestball format in Weeks 1-9 plus a manager-selected lineup format once the playoffs begin in Week 10. Add in a $10 free agent budget (with no $0 bids) for Weeks 1-10 just for some spice in your life. It’s full PPR but also 6 points per quarterback touchdown. You don’t have to worry about kickers and defense, but all that means is by round 20 the skill position players are looking mighty thin. How can I possible attack a draft like this? The draft strategies in this tournament are as diverse as the league rules, and it’s especially challenging considering the level of competition in each league.Please, blog, may I have some more?
With RazzBowl drafts winding down, I’m now safe to divulge the rest of of my 2021 fantasy football rankings. Maybe safe isn’t the right word—I now have time to divulge the rest of my rankings because I’m not spending 18 hours a day staring at a draft board like a fantasy crack fiend. Now I’m only spending 14 hours a day drafting Best Ball Mania teams over at Underdog Fantasy (<<<use our referral link and get a $25 credit with your first deposit). I know, my plugging knows no shame. Anyway, here’s my top 25 wide receivers for 2021 fantasy football:
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*Note: These rankings are geared toward half PPR scoring. Projections provided in this season’s rankings are NOT my own, they come from Rudy Gamble’s World Renowned 2021 Fantasy Football Projections. These preseason projections are available free of charge, while Rudy’s in season weekly projection subscription is currently available until August 15th at an early bird discounted price of only $17.99 for the entire season! These are the same weekly projections which have won Rudy Gamble the FantasyPros designation of “Best Bold Ranker” for the years 2017-2019 (and likely 2020!).Please, blog, may I have some more?
Over the last three seasons, the difference year to year between team’s production to the running back position is within five points per game roughly eighty percent of the time. In terms of improvement or deterioration to the position, unless drastic changes have been made to either on field or coaching personnel, the vulnerabilities or strengths do seem to carry over in most of the cases.Please, blog, may I have some more?
What’s up Razzballers? Can’t believe I’m already up for two-a-weeks. I can barely type [pant] this [fast]. How do football players do two-a-days? I’m baffled! [squirts Gatorade all over self] I probably shouldn’t have worn my white T-shirt, eh? ENYWHEY.
Y’all know that I’m pretty big on abandoning the concept of ADP because as our favorite writer Steve Paulo puts it, “ADP is the consensus of 11 people who lost their fantasy football league.” Please, Hammer, don’t hurt ’em! And for the most part, I agree. But, there’s a market in fantasy sports, and the last thing you want to do in a market is to look at a house and say, “Sure, the market’s high right now, but I’m buying that house even if it is on fire and $2 million over asking price.” See, I could be a real estate agent! So, let’s take a look at some players who are going a lot higher in ADP on ESPN compared to RT Sports [my “sharps” pick for an ADP site] to see where amateur fantasy footballers might be getting influenced too much by groupthink or bad process.Please, blog, may I have some more?